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Jul 25, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. a senior u.s. government official says the company's chief executive, tony hayward, is being replaced and could be gone as early as tomorrow. he you're looking at a live picture off the well. we have more. >> there's no one that wants this thing orr more than i do i want my life back. >> reporter: he may be close to getting his wish. he is reported by going to be out the this week. >> we need to get our life back, as he wanted, and the only way we're going to do that is with somebody on the ground that has the common-sense approach to make decisions quickly. >> reporter: work on drilling a relief well has resumed after morning -- more than a day. they may be able to kill the damaged well in a week. >> the opt -- optimum you can can is to proceed with the project. >> reporter: the ashe -- -- the future is uncertain but god is your rock. and he will never abandon you. >> reporter: that faith, mixed with forgiveness, for man who said he needed the most, hayward. >> all of us say things we regret saying later. and i feel sorry for him. >> reporter: if hayward is ousted, he will p
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Jul 25, 2010 7:00pm PDT
boy was arrested. >> alan: looks like b.p. ceo tony hayward is out. a senior u.s. govement ofcial says hayward is being replaced by possibly the managing directly, dudly. hayward angered gulf coast residents after saying he wanted his life back in the weeks following the oil rig explosion. have more. >> no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> reporter: he may be close to getting his wish. the an an is reporting he will be ousted this week. b.p. has denied the report. it's welcome news for frusated louisiana locals. >> we need to get our way of life back. our life back, as he wanted. and the only way we're going to do that if with somebody on the ground that has the common-sense approach, at can make decisions quickly. >> reporr: work on drilling a relief well has resumed less than a day after tropical storm bonnie ble through. rered admiral thad allen said they may by able to kill the well in a week. >> the opt -- optimum outcome is to proceed with. >> the archbishop urging parishioners not to lose hope. >> the future is uncertn but god it your 0,
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Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm PDT
documents in u.s. history. the papers dated from 2004 to 2009 reveal how pakistan spy agency guided the insurgency in afghanistan. the files also explain how a secret special forces unit hunts down taliban leaders for kill or capture without a trial and how the taliban acquired surface to air missiles. the online whistle blower organization provided the information but the source is believed to be a u.s. army analyst arrested in iraq and already charged with leaking is classified information. >>> this sunday in afghanistan the taliban claimed responsibility for killing one u.s. sailor and capturing another during an ambush. u.s. forces come firm two navy personnel went missing friday. there is an offer of a $20,000 for information about their where abouts. >> from what i know right now and again i don't have all the details on this, this is an unusual circumstance. >> despite this admiral mike mullen says he is more optimistic than ever that the u.s. mission in afghanistan can be accomplished but he warns as more u.s. troops arrive there, there will be more instances where troops are in
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Jul 21, 2010 11:30am PDT
. if the federal government decides to step in and the u.s. supre court ruled five years ago that local and sta laws are changing. federal law is still federal law. >>> the suspect involved a gun battle with chp on interstate 580 is expected to enter a plea to attempted murder charges in court in the next coue of hours. meantime, police say theyheir confrontation with byron will qams may have prevented a bigger problem and they know who he was targetin >> this morning, byron williams has yet to take the stand and enter a ea. a sheriff's deputy to me they still have to interview him and try to of before the judge as quickly as possible. he has medical issues. those e the gunshot wounds he suffered during the mass shootout. >> you can hear some of the shots from the intense 12 minute gun battle that took place between chp officers early sunday morning on 580 in oakland. the suspect byron williams has told investigators he hoped to start a receiver lies by traveling to san francisco and killing people of importance at the aclu and tides foundatio that promotes social justice. they in
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00pm PDT
: north korea is vowing to respond with nuclear deterrents if u.s. military exercises go on as scheduled. authority korea routinely threatens war when south korea ask the u.s. hold joint military drills. >>> a massive search is underway in afghanistan for two missing u.s. navy service members. nato says they drove away from their compound in kabul yesterday and never returned. an official says they may have been killed or capture ud -- captured by the taliban. july is on track to become the deadliest month in the war in afghanistan for americans. >>> veterans from the afghanistan and iraq wars were celebrated at the oakland a's game today. iraq veteran had the honors of throwing out the first pitch of the game. got to share a special moment with his family, including his one-month-old daughter. >> oakland a's are may favorite dream to to be given the honor of throwing out the first pitch, means a lot to me. hopefully i won't mess it up. >> alan: there's the pitch and didn't mess up too badly. he says it's great to see people supporting supporting the soldiers who have returned
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Jul 25, 2010 9:00am PDT
dangerous it is to work for the u.s. and afghan government. >> every time they can occur and kill americans, every time they can create a new message on the internet or new videotape that is part of a massive propaganda effort. >> i'm a prisoner, i want to go home. >> taliban has used a private for propaganda. he's been in custody for more than a year. he was taken into eastern afghanistan where the violence has never been higher. >> across the country more americans and afghans are dying than ever before. roadside bombs are four times effective as they were last year. yesterday they killed five more americans. >> those deaths make it the most deadliest of the war. more troops arrive here there will be more deaths and more troops will be in harm's way. >>> up next, a battle is brewing whether to keep the bush era tax breaks for the wealthy. >> scary crash at an air show in canada, pilot makes it out just in the nick of t t built with quality and backed with the best coverage in america including a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. that's 40,000 more miles than ford. chevy silverad
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Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
poised to take part in military exercises, the north says the u.s.-south korean exercises will result in a retall torre sacred world. >> we should be very worried about this. north korea is comfortable being a state that makes nuclear threats. >> all this after the secretary of state and defense secretary visited the korean demill tarrized zone, and saying these military excises are meant to send a clear signal. >> we have seen nothing that gives us any reason to believe that north korea is ready to end its provac consecutive belligerent behavior. >> threats from the north are nothing new but take on new meaning after the sinking of a south korean vessel. >> the white house is not commending on the north corn threat bunt it doesn't mean these exercised haven't created a war of words. >> there will be physical response. >> reporter: that statement from a north korean spokesman, answered by the defense secretary. >> taking steps that further strengthen deterrence and also demonstrate our determination not to be intimidated. >> reporter: 8,000 troops, 20 ships, and 200 aircraft start sen
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Jul 27, 2010 11:30am PDT
that minimum staffing requirement of 739 officers. >> that was teresa garcia reporting. >> u.s. education department named california one of 19 finalists in the second round of competition to reform schools. it offers $3 billion in grants. california got nothing in the first round. it since made new commitments to improve strugglg schools and improve the gap. obama administration has been fighting for teacher pay and for teacher nure and expand charter schools. >> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman is locked in a tight battle with the governor but they are asking about her future plans. >> if you win at the november you are at the top of the republican party. ever thought about running for the white use? >> no. i am here to run california. i want to fix california. where california goes does the country. >> the former ceo appeared on "good morning ameca" today. she says the focus is helping california out of the recession. state's unemployment rate is 12.3%. she has spent $90 million and mostf it was her own money. she faces jerry brown in the general election. if brown wins i
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Jul 24, 2010 5:00pm PDT
dispute over use of company vehicles. >> a massive search is underway in afghanistan for two missing u.s. navy service members. nato says they drove away from their compound yesterday and never returned. an afghan official says they may have been culled -- killed or captured. july is the deadliest month of the war in afghanistan for americans. >> veterans from the iraq and afghanistan wars were honored today. an iraqi veteran got to throw out the first pitch. >> oakland a's are my favorite team, and to throw out the first pitch, means a lot to me. especially -- i hope i don't mess it up. >> alan: and not a bad pitch. a little inside. he says it's great to see people support the soldiers who have returned home and those still fighting. >>> the federal government is now giving the okay to patients in certain v.a. hospitals to use medical marijuana. the department of veteran affairs says the treatment will be allowed in v.a. hospitals and clinics in states where medical marijuana is legal. that includes california. veterans grounds complain that patients could be denied benefits and treatme
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Jul 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
likely to infect others. a joint study by the canadian and u.s. governments found new infections plummeted in canada when more people went on aids drugs. new infections dropped by 3% for every 100 people with h.i.v. who started taking the drug combinations. the results are published in the british medical journal. >> alan: thousands of people raised millions of dollars in the aids walk. >> carolyn: and changes ahead in our weather. leigh glaser [ fele announcer ] this is a strawberry pop tart. but this is warm, fresh-baked strawberry toaster strudel [ music ] see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel, the one kids want to eat. swimming is♪ y favorite thing. and only two things can get me out of the water. prunedoes... ♪ and totino's. ♪ we're the kids in america >> carolyn: a new addition for the city of san francisco, something most other major cities already have, an antiques flea market. the antiques fair took place in the parking lot at candlestick point. they have a contract to run the market the third sunday of every month for a year. the city will rent space to th
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Jul 18, 2010 9:00am PDT
effect. they say no pacific wide tsunami is examine expected to reach the west coast of the u.s. or here. >> no oil is leaking in the gulf. bp have extended testing on the cap through this afternoon. they want to see if it can stay permanently sealed. >> this 80-ton cork called the stacking cap. late yesterday in a statement, admiral thad allen the u.s. government and bp allowed for the integrity test to continue another 24 hours. bp has hinted it could keep it sealed for weeks. >> there is no evidence that we lack integrity in the well. >> scientists had feared the pressure of shutting that oil in could rupture the cement casing. that is not happening. >> as long as its holding the pressure that is building inside of it, that is a very good sign. >> yet the government may ask bp to open the valve in the stacking cap to begin capturing the oil and siphoning up to ships on the surface getting one very important piece of information, the amount of oil that has been leaking. >> they can get a good number on what the flow rate was. >> the sum total could be up to 22 bye. there is visibly oil
KOFY
Jul 28, 2010 11:30am PDT
. believe it. u-verse tv. >>> u.s. embassy says two americans were among 152 people that were killed in a plane crash. the plane was flying to islamabad. it was attempting to land. twisted metal wreckage were found in trees and scattered. officials are having trouble extinguishing e flames by helicopter. they haven't said what caused the crash but they are saying bad weather appears to be a factor. >>> today marks the 100 day since bp's well exploded. the blast killed eleven people and triggered the spill that has dumped 180 million barrels into the gulf. large portions of the gulf remain closed months after the fishing and those dependent to make a living claim they haven't found any oil. >> a federal investigation team is now gathering in new orlean to gain de ranging criminal probe of the disaster. it will focus on at least three companies and examine whether the relations with federal regulators contributed to the explosion. meantime, an effort to kill the damaged well is expected to begin on monday. crews will perform what is called a static kill, with mud and cement and then finish
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Jul 15, 2010 11:30am PDT
days, 1.7 million devices were sold. right now there is a and in and three week back order in the u.s. steve told me that a nine week back order in germany. he is saying that may be too much is blown out of proportion here. live in san francisco, teresa garcia, "abc 7 news." >>> it's an historic vote, still ahead the first latin american country in histo to legalize same-sex marriage. but first, an education emergey, the draft that the state of california is takinto get student out of under performing schools. >>> later today the california state board of education is expected to start an emergency in 1,000 schools. students are csidered to be at risk of, quote, serious harm to health and safety or general welfare. it could make a new law to help students at troubled schools to high performing schools. pta will challenge th emergency declaration in a meeting today. theyall it alarm effort and it doesn't give paren time to understand what that emergency declaration means. >> bp has resumed testing of a new cap that could slow or even stop the oil gushing from its well in the gulf of me
KOFY
Jul 23, 2010 11:30am PDT
used in all 3700 u.s. wal-mart stores. >> apple says the white version of the iphone 4 will not be available until later this year. they origilly said the phon would be available in late july. the compansays the white gadgets have been more difcult to manufacturer. black models are not affected. meantime, they refund customers automacally for buying the iphone 4 bumper caseess. it announced it will give away free bumper case and refund to those that already bought the case. >> well, when we come back, friday's perfect pet. kristine hanson will introduce us to a couple ♪ hey, at&t verse tv? yeah, it our new tv service. every day thousands of customers across the nation are switching at&t u-verse. [ female announcer ] visit a store today. hurry and take advange of our summer sale on u-verse tv. just $29 a month for simonths. plus for a lited time, gea 30-day money-back guarantee, and a dvr is included. yeah, and u-verse tv lets you recd up to four shows fromny room on a single dvr and play them backn -- any -- tv. and multiview, which ts you follow four channels at once. whoa whoa!
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00am PDT
of the u.s. navy. a roommate says they decided to throw an oxygen canister into backyard fire. what happened, very large explosion. both men were on fire when they ran inside the house. canister through through the air. a gas station worker on the other side of the street says he felt the blasted. >> it felt like it knocked me from the countered foot and a half or so. >> local sheriffs office is getting a warrant to search the home to see if there is any more military equipment inside. >> sonoma county valley sanitation district is being fined $348,000 for violating california's water code. it's linked to 37 sewer overflows between january 2007 and lasts january. the district says that money would be better spent upgrading sewage system. fines are scheduled to be reviewed at a public hearing. >> there nor signs of any leaks from bp blownout oil well and this morning, bp says it is encouraged nearly two days after capping it. here a view from the live camera in the gulf of mexico. all is still and that is such a good sign. cap that cut off the gushing oil is still holding but pressur
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Jul 18, 2010 7:00pm PDT
canadian and u.s. governments found new infections plummeted in canada when more people went on aids ugs. new inftions dropped by 3% for every 100 people with h.i.v. who started taking the drug combinations. the results are published in the british medical journal. >> alan: thousands of people raed millions of dollars in the aids walk. >> carolyn: d changes ahead in our weather. igh glase will tell us about it. were prese i want you to >> carolyn: a new addition for the city osan francisco, something most other major cities already have, an antiques flea market. the antiques fair took place in the parking lot at candlestick point. they have a contract to run the market the third sunday of every month for a year. the city will rent space to the smaller markethich takes pla on sundays. >> alan: some great wther, and leigh will tell us more. >> leigh: we're going to cool down. those of you in antioch, pittsburg, temperatures in the 90s. even 100 degrees. some nice cooling expected this work week. this is a shot from the high definition sutro cam with the fog moving in over golden g
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Jul 26, 2010 11:30am PDT
u.s. are coming the release of the reports. the white house says it can put the lives of americans at risk and threaten our national security. >> whenever you have the potential for names and for operations and for programs to be out theren the public domain, bedes being against the law has t potential of being very harmful. >> they believe they got it from this man, had he is now in jail in kuwait. a computer hacker in northern california admits he turned manning in out of fear that the reports could lead to american deaths. >> this could not result to both security and actual real life people. >> wiki leaks is the website we're talkin about. pakistani diplomats say they are outdated and don't reflect reality on the ground. >> afghanistan's president is condemning a rocket attack that killed 52 civilians. it happened last friday. hamid karzai says they determined the dead included women and children. nato spokesman says initial reports didn't coirm any civilian casualties. >> concord police are stepping up patrols around the park where three pipe bombs were found. most recent was fou
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Jul 31, 2010 6:00am PDT
. it's summer here. thanks, frances. >> coming up at 7:00, jump start of the u.s. economy. newer figures showing that it's slower rate now than the first three months. preview from new york. what is the slowdown? >> that's right. a lot of people are concerned about the slowdown. 70% of the overall economy we'll go into detail and talk about why americans are spending less and fewer companies are hiring. we'll try to get answers and when are we going to start to see the economy revive and turn upwards. also, wildfires tear through southern california, hundreds of people are evacuated as flames threaten homes. we'll have the very latest. plus a would be armed robber attempts to hold up a cell phone store in florida but the clerk manages to call him down by talking to him about religion. we'll speak to the brave woman. >> i don't know if i heard, somebody by the name of chelsea clinton is getting married today. it's all abuzz throughout the rest of the country. live from rhinebeck on behind the scene details and how that man is doing today. you know, remember chelsea suggest that he
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
48 states of the u.s. at least one city in each state reaching a high of 90 or more. that's extremely unusual this time of the year. >> reporter: most persons agree. >> too hot. i cannot stand the heat. in my age none of them can stand the heat. record. >> reporter: doctors say the young and old must be careful by staying indoor, and only exercise in morning and evening and watch out for heat exhaustion. >> sometimes you actually don't sweat. you have to watch out. if you stop sweating, it's a danger sign. you become weak,y nauseated. >> reporter: exercisers get the message. >> you have to do a lot of rehigh -- he hydrating. >> reporter: the chicago areas can expect and relief by monday. >> the high pressure will stay in place across the plains, and that is slowly going to shift eastward and basically looking at relief in those areas mid-week. >> alan: back home an event in san francisco has attracted a lot of people who ride around saying look mom, no hands. [cheering] >> alan: this is the u-games. they bring together unicyclist. they can reach speeds of 25 miles-per-hour.
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Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
take two more weeks to close the distance. abc news, louisiana. >>> the u.s. treasury is facing new criticism it didn't consider hundreds of thousands of job losses on the economy when it pushed for gm and chrysler to close hundreds of car dealerships laster yew. the closures were a condition of the $81 billion bailout of gm and chrysler. the move was designed to make the two companies more profitable. but a report to be released tomorrow by the inspector general says the treasury neglected to protect the broader economy when it said they would gradually close had dealerships. the obama administration says the plan has saved 1 million jobs and paved the way for both companies to thrive. >>> tomorrow morning carpool commuters on the the -- on the golden gate bridge will need a fast track account to get the discounted $3 toll. those with cash will be charged the full $6. carpool commuters will still have to drive through an attendant lane so the toll taker can verify the amount of people. those with fast track will still be charged $5. >> it looks like it will be a murky, overcast rid
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Jul 18, 2010 5:00pm PDT
southern afghanistan, pushing the death toll for u.s. troops this month to 40. appearing on answer's this -- abc's there is week, wide biden -- joe biden says the surge -- this does not mean the surge is failing. >> it's too premature too make a judgment until the military says we should look at it, which is december. >> reporter: coalition forces announced they received a letter from the taliban in which he calls on his fighters to capture and kill any afghan working for foreign forces. >> this message, actually a letter, was from a man who is hiding in pakistan to sis sub ordinary nat commanders in afghanistan. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is in pakistan, urging that country to work harder to defeat terrorists, hiding in border areas. clinton will fly to kabul this week to attend an international conference on afghanistan's reconstruction, and the eventual handover of security to the afghan government. >> carolyn: tomorrow morning, carpool commuters on the golden gate bridge must have a fast track account to against the discount. if you have cash,
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Jul 20, 2010 11:30am PDT
approved elena kagan as the fourth u.s. justice for supreme court. most republicans voted no saying kagan put her political views ahead of the law and she lacked experience. president obama called the vote a bipartisan affirmation of her strong performance in confirmation hearis. it sends the nominion on to the full senate where she is expectedo be confirmed as early as next week to succeed john paul stevens. >> lindsay lohan started her 90-day jail sentence today. she arrived at a beverly hills courtroom ten minutes late to turn herself in. a judge found she had violated the terms of her probation for 2007 drug case. lohan will serve her sentence at a facility outside of los angeles where other celebrities have done time. >> the jail sentence ll be similar to where paris hilton went. she will have very sanitary living conditions. >> but obably not living conditions she is used to. she will be required to spend three months rehab and be monitored by a prosecute base officer after her release. >> she will be kept from the separa inmat. lisa argen is in nor mike nicco. >> we have clri
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Jul 25, 2010 6:00am PDT
face by a neighbor's dog. and the u.s. and south korea begin four days of war games in the sea of japan. north korea is threatening to retaliate with nuclear weapons. >> good morning. marine layer fairly thick, mount tam cam, 52 degrees in san francisco. accu-weather forecast coming up. >> good morning. thanks for joining us the i'm carolyn tyler. we have developing news in san jose this morning. firefighters are on the scene of an apartment fire that has killed a seven-year-old girl and left nine others injured. it started just before 2:00 this morning at the building on hamilton and meridian avenues. they had knocked down in 20 minutes. two adults and five children live in the apartment unit that burned. young girl was pulled from inside the burning building by firefighters, but they were not able to save her. >> in the back bedroom, they found her and brought her out. she was transported where she was pronounced dead. >> her surviving members have been treated. three other people also slightly hurt. investigators are now trying to determine how that fire started. >>> a 7-year-o
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Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the accused spies who lived in russia but worked for the u.s. government -- their roles are being debated right now, but they are here now on american soil and ending a significant chapter in espionage. on the tarmac in vienna, austria, cameras captured a true spy swap. the russian plane on the left and the u.s. on the right and both taking off. \ russian tv. the arrivals live. three men accused of spying for the u.s. and one headed for london. they include a researcher, two former russian military members and a kgb officers. prosecutors say this does not mean a message has not been sent. >> if you come to america to spy on americans, he will be arrested. >> as for their children born here, all are either in russia or on the way. some of the accused still proclaim their innocence, like the new york on trip nor threw her attorney. -- new york entrepreneur. >> she always was a businesswoman. >> what is amazing is that all of this has happened in less than two weeks, perhaps because the u.s. had been planning for it. white house officials say the u.s. had been considering a spy swap
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> it is being called the largest spy swap in the world. the u.s. released russian spies in released those providing information to the west. the plane is expected to land at dulles within the hour. we will have the latest on this story coming up right here. >>> this city of rockville completed repairs to a broken water main. it burst on wednesday and that sent water shooting into the air. work crews are flushing the water line and testing the water. restrictions will be in a fact until noon tomorrow. customers are asked to stop their outside water use limit washing machines and use water only as necessary. >>> or creigh is in arlington hope to finish repairs on a water main break -- work crews in arlington. this happened at south courthouse road. some customers did lose water service. >>> there are some big developments in the oil spill in the gulf. nearly all of the oil could be contained as early as monday. >> for the first time in 81 days since the oil has gushed into the gulf, the government is offering a date when the leak may be contained. >> our first goal would be to shut th
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Jul 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and will be transferred by the u.s. marshals service. the three include a husband and wife couple who prosecutors say admitted to being russian citizens and living under false identities after their arrest. those false identities -- they are killed -- they are charged with failing to register and conspiracy to commit money laundering. they face 25 years if convicted. another man is charged with failure to register as a foreign agent. there are talks under way between prosecutors and the defense that could result in plea deals like reduced sentences or reduced charges benefiting both be accused and the government. prosecutors would be able to avoid lengthy trials as well as having to release of sensitive information such as intelligence gathering the prosecutors would also learn exactly what these individuals were up to. >> we heard earlier some reports about a potential swap between the u.s. and russia? >> reports are coming in about this. we are hearing from the brother of a man imprisoned in russia, a nuclear research scientist convicted in 2004 of passing classified information
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Jul 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
say the charges there will be president to the crimes allegedly committed in the u.s. -- officials in the bahamas say that. >>> a company that runs popular rides a suspended them last week after a boat accident in philadelphia where a barge hit a boat, killing some people. the boat to examine safety procedures and determined it was safe to operate their rides again. the washington, d.c.-area boats are run by a separate company and were not affected by the shutdown. >>> new photographs from cuban leader fidel castro, allegedly taken last week at a tune in to -- cuban's think tank meeting. he is 83 years old. the last known photographs of fidel castro were taken about five months ago. >>> 7 is on your side tonight about those flavored alcoholic drinks containing caffeine. senator chuck schumer once the product investigated. he says they are deceptive and designed to attract under age drinkers. the labels on the colorful cans looks similar to non alcoholic energy drinks. >>> and there is a synthetic marijuana that is being marketed as incense. several states have banned the product, w
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Jul 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
public service of the u.s. administration on aging. administration on aging. [ female announcer ] try olay's award winning body wash. tone enriching ribbons. two separate ribbons. the white cleanses. the gold moisturizes with a touch of mineral shimmer to enhance skin's tone. olay tone enriching bodywash. for skin that shimmers. >>> we are learning about a major twist in the missing person case involving a young boy from oregon. there are reports that the step mother may have tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband. terry horman allegedly paid a landscaper to kill her husband and he has been in touch with police. >> the landscaper assisted police and agreed to have a further conversation with terry horman which was recorded by investigators. >> she became suspicious during that conversation and did not share more information. investigators informed the father and cheap -- he filed for divorce >>> a new super tanker could make a giant difference in the fight against the gulf oil spill. "the whale" is an oil skimming vessels. . bp is gushing money as well as oil. >> it is now 8 $3 b
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
no cases of cheating have turned up. >>> coming up, two u.s. troops disappear in afghanistan. a dramatic rescue caught on tape. the woman escaped a brush with death after falling on to train tracks. and a music festival turns deadly. what triggered this stampede? >>> at least 17 people died, 80 were injured at a stampede at a music festival in germany. they were crushed inside of a tunnel at the festival. the panic started when the police tried to stop thousands of people from trying to enter the parade grounds that were packed with hundreds of others. emergency workers had trouble getting to the victims because of the crowds. initially, the concert continued with partygoers on aware of the deadly panic. >>> two u.s. troops are missing in afghanistan. it released a statement the service members left the compound yesterday and did not return. also, five u.s. soldiers died in bombings in the south today, where international forces are stepping up the fight against the insurgents. a photographer embedded in an outpost filled the fire fight with the taliban. >>> north korea says it
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Jul 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
white house ahead of that meeting. they are calling for an end to all u.s. aid to israel. the two are meeting one day after israel eased its blockade of the gaza strip and israel is pushing for face-to-face peace talks with the palestinians. >>> the justice department is filing suit against arizona. this could happen as early as todaydoj sources say the government is challenging the arizona immigration law. they say enforcing immigration laws is a federal job. it gives arizona police officers the ability to check people's immigration status. >>> bp says it is about to connect a third recovery ship to capture twice as many barrels of oil per day. the oil leak is still going strong and it has hit the beaches of texas. >> along the texas coast, tourists mingle with tara balls. they originated from the deep water horizon theme that would hurt all the business on the beach that gets their money. >> officials say the tart balls were carried in by chips and not current. >> we think this may be an anomaly and an alternative theory, perhaps a ballast tank had some the to do with this. >> howev
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Jul 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
are joined now live from u.s. district court in alexandria. what is the latest? >> he was casually dressed, and spoke only once. he told and the best that -- investigators that he has this about the group he is accused of supporting, he is still facing serious charges. >> the 20-year old a field -- appeared alone without a beard. the hearing lasted a few minutes. he was informed of this charges. a new hearing date was set for tomorrow. leaving court, a woman dressed in an islamic the tire refused to set peak -- attire, refused to speak >> i have no comment. >> he is a u.s. citizen. he is charged with providing material support to a semi-based terrorist group on two occasions that terrorist group has ties to al qaeda and claims responsibilities for a bombing that killed at least 75. >> i am shocked. i am surprised. >> he was arrested with his infant son tried to board a flight to uganda. according to a federal agent, he said he would be willing to fight on the front lines and is not afraid of death. he is also known for posting propaganda, having ties to a radical cleric, and issuin
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Jul 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
july celebration downtown. festivities begin sunday at 10:00 a.m. u.s. capitol grounds open at 3:00 p.m. the smithsonian metro station will be closed all day, but it will open from 10:00 p.m. until midnight. for a list of what you can and cannot bring to the national mall, visit our web site wjla.com. >> the new figures show that the job market is having trouble gaining traction. employment fell for the first time this year. president barack obama still says we are on the right track. >> the highways may be much more crowded as for the dalai weekend. aaa expects holiday traffic -- crowded for the holiday weekend. aaa expects holiday traffic to be up for the first time in years. but a new jobs report may rain on the parade. the latest shows an end to five straight months of gains. the dow jones industrials were down for a seventh straight day. census jobs have ended. obama is proposing a new recovery act project that would provide better broadband access across the country. >> it would create thousands of jobs. >> analysts say those jobs won't make much of a dent. they say it is up to th
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Jul 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
defected to the u.s. returned to iran to a hero's welcome. he said he was tortured by the cia, but the u.s. said he was an informant who was paid millions of dollars. the money is now frozen. meanwhile, iran said there will be no swap for the three american hikers that were captured a year ago. the three are accused of spying on iran. >>> a developing story a faulty the controversy all immigration law and arizona. a federal judge heard testimony in the first lawsuit of a phoenix police officer, saying officers don't have the time or resources to enforce that law. the number of states including virginia support arizona in this. next week the federal government will try to block the law is saying that immigration is a federal responsibility. it is set to go into effect at the end of the month. >>> with the support of just three republicans, the senate passed financial reform bill today, meaning a crackdown on wall street, but what will it mean for you? >> before the president has signed the bill into law, republican leaders were calling for its repeal. of the president described the
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Jul 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, the military is on a manhunt for a missing u.s. sailor. the forces recovered the body of the second sailor missing since last week. both service members disappeared friday and last seen driving into a caliban-held area. the television claimed they killed the sailor and was holding the other one hostage. >>> the pentagon says it could take weeks to assess the damage from the 92,000 leaked afghan war documents per there were so many items published on with the leaks that military leaders are not sure if one person is responsible the names, sources, and logistics were posted illegally but today, senator john kerry cautioned congress to -- not to override their release. >> these are not new allegations. it is important for everybody to understand that but we have been wrestling with these allegations. >> the cut suspect -- the key suspect is an army intelligence officer who is in jail in kuwait. >>> he is the first american ever been tapped to run british petroleum. they confirm that bob doubly will take control of that company in october taking over for tony a word. he was born in new
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Jul 27, 2010 11:00am PDT
. >> that was teresa garcia reporting. >> u.s. education department named california one of 19 finalists in the second round of competition to reform schools. it offers $3 billion in grants. california got nothing in the first round. it since made new commitments to improve struggling schools and improve the gap. obama administration has been fighting for teacher pay and for teacher tenure and expand charter schools. >> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman is locked in a tight battle with the governor but they are asking about her future plans. >> if you win at the november you are at the top of the republican party. ever thought about running for the white house? >> no. i am here to run california. i want to fix california. where california goes does the country. >> the former ceo appeared on "good morning america" today. she says the focus is helping california out of the recession. state's unemployment rate is 12.3%. she has spent $90 million and most of it was her own money. she faces jerry brown in the general election. if brown wins in november it would be the third time e
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Jul 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
developing story. the u.s. has picked up a 12 per cent in the russian spy ring case. officials said the man is 23 years old, a russian citizen. law-enforcement says the u.s. does not have enough evidence to charge him. he may be deported to russia later today. 10 of the russian agents were sent to russia last week after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. president barack obama has a new national strategy for fighting hiv and aids. administration officials are unveiling the plan today at the white house. it calls for reducing the rate of new hiv infections by 25% over the but -- next five years, as well as getting treatment to 85% of patients within three months of their diagnosis. >>> can republicans take back control of the house? the 2010 elections are still four months today but a new poll out today have democrats in washington feeling pretty worried. brie and carter brings it -- breaks it down. >> in the 19 months since president barack obama took office, but political climate has changed and it appears some of the opinions of some people. >> people are angry about the level
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Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
missing service members. the u.s. navy personnel left and were ambushed by insurgents. they tried to take the troops alive but the americans fought back. what is this say the americans were captured by the insurgents. it u.s. is offering $50,000 for information leading to the return of the two, but some are too scared to help. >> if they can show that people around in incident like this that it is not safe to work with americans, to work with the afghan forces and government, that is the fastest and most direct way to defeat this. >> military officials are dedicating every asset in their inventory to try to find the missing service members. >>> some new saber rattling -- saber rattling from p'yongyang, north korea, threatening to retaliate if the u.s. and south korea go ahead with a planned military exercise to more. the allies want to send a message to north korea to stop their aggressive behavior, but it could ratchet up tensions. north korea said it could be a provocation that would lead to war. it >>> a canadian air force pilot is lucky to be alive after the fiery crash that happened
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Jul 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
recognizes the suspect to give them a call. coming up next on abc 7 news, did the u.s. enter in a deal with russia? coming up. >> showers are in the >> tghe nation's second in command says the u.s. got the better end of the deal with the spy plane deal with russian. in the deal, 10 spies sent back to russia after beniing detained for conspiracy charges in return for 4 u.s. spies. >> let me ask you -- do we have any spies that hot? [laughter] it doesn't matter if they get sent back. >> they were sent back from an airport tarmac in vienna. yesterday was mr. biden's first appearance on leno since becoming vice-president. the haitian earthquake's aftermath -- rebuilding has been slow, and the country's medical system is shattered. on a lighter note, let's talk about the weather. we have some rain, which we needed, and relief along with it. >> temperatures only in the 80's for a high today. [laughter] >> that is good. >> let's see what it looks like. look at the gray, look at the rain. off-and-on showers, not as heavy in some locations. late afternoon and early evening hours are rather clea
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Jul 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
million people are still living in tents despite millions of dollars of u.s. aid. >>> lawmakers get back to work today after their july 4 break and they have a pact to do list. democrats have to find the 60 votes needed to push through regulation for wall street and they hope to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed for they will also vote on the confirmation of supreme court elena kagan. there is a vacant seat and that is of the late west virginia democratic senator robert byrd. >>> we turn to the weather on monday. we have a cooler start to the week. adam caskey has a look at our first forecast. >>> we don't have a heat wave this week. it will warm up later this week and we will get back into more sunshine thursday into friday. we are tracking the showers pushing off to the east. there is a wide batch of rain moving from west virginia and into north carolina. that will continue to march toward the metro area later this afternoon. the highs may hit 90 degrees across the metro area. we will talk more about the rain chances in our next forecast. >>> tuesday 84 of the oil spill in t
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Jul 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm PDT
responsible for publishing the leaks says he's exposing u.s. war crimes. the white house says he's putting lives at risk. mark matthews is here now with more on the bay area reporter involved in bringing all of this to light. mark? >> this is being called one of the biggest intelligence breeches in u.s. history. 92,000 leaked reports, six years of classified records depicting a messy and brutal struggle in afghanistan. the information leaked includes reports the taliban are using heat-seeking missiles and that pakistan's military spy agency is in league with afghan insurgents including taliban. and accepting billions of dollars in u.s. aid. >> it's posing a real and potential threat to those working hard every day. >> the reports were first posted on wiki leaks, a whistle-blower web site. the information believed to be army specialist brad manning a 35-year-old analyst now in jail in kuwait. the founder of wiki links says there is no public evidence manning is the source. >> as far as we're able is that it's not that he is the source of the material. >> the computer hacker turning
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Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
homophobic attitudes. >> controversy over a survey being sent to u.s. troops. did the u.s. get the rock and a spy swap with russia? the vice president gives his opinion. the vice president gives his opinion. will the sunny - friend: yeah? car owner: and this is what he had in my budget. friend: oh well, the top is down! car owner: the top is gone! friend: yeah, there's lot's of head-room! car owner: tons of head-room! careful! friend: ow! car owner: that's sharp. friend: cheese! car owner: yeah. sorry. carmax spokesperson: settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00 -- on your side. >>> monday marks the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in haiti that killed more than to a hundred thousand people and left more than 1 million people homeless. -- more than 200,000 people and left m
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Jul 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
-- suspicious letters into the u.s. embassy. paris police say it appears that the envelope was filled with tear gas. two employees who handle the or to the hospital. the embassies of releasing any details about where this letter came from. paris police are still investigating. >>> this weekend is now the target to permanently plug the gulf oil leak. and another sign of progress there, the waters are opening back up to a fisherman in the gulf. but many are worried about how soon they will be able to actually make an income. bp is focusing on the long-term cleanup. mike has more. >> it is the beginning of the end of an oil spill, now more than 100 days old. bp says the capped wells could be shut down for good by next week. >> we are making good progress toward both the static kill and the bottom relief well. they look to be laying the casing line into the relief will later this evening. " alexi, mississippi, today, bp allied its recovery efforts to be managed by the head of fema under president clinton. local officials in louisiana have been clamoring for long- term commitments f
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Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
airport. it remained away from the terminal. >> we thought we had gone past this, but this is the u.s. >> earlier today, the vienna- austria, airport turnover 10 confessed russian spies. >> you come to america to spy on america in america, you'll be exposed and arrested. >> what happens to the russian spies children is not clear. we know that an alleged couple from cambridge, mass., have they 20-year-old son who attends george washington university. meanwhile, this man, seen it in this youtube clip, is the son of a confessed russian spy, the only child not to travel to russia with his parents yesterday. his half brother says he will likely stay in new york city and finish high school and denied the accusations that his parents are spies. >> the only russian thing that he likes it is about the. -- is vodka. >> one of the russian researchers was serving a 14- year sentence in russia and now claims he is innocent. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >>> the white house says there were no long, drawn-out negotiations for the spy swap. because the cia knew of the four russians they wanted freed. >>
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Jul 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
just 50,000 u.s. combat troops will remain in iraq. >>> another prominent conservative once michael steele to resign as national committee chairman. he is coming under fire for comment about afghanistan. liz cheney called the remarks deeply disappointing and wrong. at a fund-raiser in connecticut thursday, the former maryland lt. governor called the war in afghanistan "a war of obama's choosing." and suggested it might be unwinnable. >>> coming up, passengers forced to evacuate a boat after it runs aground. plus efforts to clean up in the gulf of mexico. and a final tribute to fallen heroes. >> for information on services for oldeadults, the eldercare locator can help! >> i havlived in my house for 40 years and want to stay in my community. having someone help me with transportation makes that possible. >> the eldercare locator can put you in touch with loc resources to help older persons find home and mmunity based services. call 1.800.677.1116 or visit eldercare.gov today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging. >>> the man accused of ki
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
visit eldercare.gov today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging. >>> search teams have called off every commission at a collapsed parking garage in hackensack, new jersey. they have determined nobody was trapped when it collapsed yesterday. >> i am happy to report that after all of our rescue efforts up to this point, including the vehicles we expected had victims, we have not found any at this point. >> the parking garage was attached to a high-rise condo building and may be up to a week before people are allowed to return to the condo as they tried to determine if the condo is safe. >>> 9 people went to the hospital today in kansas, one shot critically injured in the school bus crash. it was returning from a camp when it rolled off the highway. no other vehicles were involved in the accident. >>> up next, is there a break from the heat? meteorologist steve rudin has the latest. and flames engulfed a port after an oil pipeline explodes. meet pnc virtual wallet. it comes with a calendar that shows you all your finances at once. it lets yo
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
released him on bail and a manhunt has turned up nothing. >> i believe [unintelligible] >> a u.s. embassy spokesman denied rumors the russian was at the u.s. embassy. hillary clinton had no comment. >> we are committed to building a new and positive relationship with russia wherever we can. the judge agreed with the government. a third suspect from arlington was denied bond and will stay behind bars until they go before the judge. if they were not behind bars they could easily leave the country. they would have to get to the russian consulate. >>> republican bob ehrlich has declared his candidacy to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a f
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Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
eldercare.gov today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging. >> we want to take you back to the cleanup across the region from the weekend powerful storm. hundred are left in the dark. the worst current tonnage in montgomery county. >> the lingering effects of the stone can certainly be seen all over montgomery county. roads or closed as crews tried to clean up. >> i have never seen the trees move that much. >> the strength of the storm is no evidence. trees and power lines blanket the roads. >> driving over here, i did see some limbs blocking the roadway. >> on sunday, a tree was said smashing through this building. the vicious storm caused the massive problems around the county. more than 180,000 customers are still waiting to hear when their power will be back on. >> it has been off since the storm hit really hard. >> i am thinking about buying a generator. >> commuters also had to do with the power or beverages. police had to direct certain intersections. >> all like to work out on connecticut, knolls road. >> many are hoping they are not
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
euthanized. >> u.s. copy right office does bad cards to apple and cell phone carriers today giving aproveal to practice that's were once illegal. and interest there is details of fash-reaching changes for consumers. >> it's a major upset for apple. the copy right office ruled its okay for iphone users to modify phones. once done, iphones won't be restricted to running applications down loaded from apple. >> there is allowing other companies to compete. it's a good thing. and bad for apple. of course. >> jail breaking carries risks requiring coding to be changed in systems. and engineers say it's not easy for amateurs oo. you can see jail break not everyone will be willing to do that. >> in fact, apple issued a warning jail breaking with cause the iphone to become unstable. the associate director of the project sees benefits for consumers and app developer autos they can market these new apps and you know, generate more ideas and get them out there. that consumers can use them without a fear they're violating copy right law to do so. >> cell phone providers were dealt a ploy. used mobile pho
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